He said they have requested the Union government to invite the Tamil Nadu government too for talks on the Cauvery issue.
According to IMD, out of the total 36 districts of Maharashtra, 13 received less than average rainfall.
CM Shinde also announced a package of Rs 45,000 crore for the development of Marathwada as well as revised administrative sanctions for irrigation projects worth Rs 14,000 crore.
The struggle for water access in this strip of fertile land reflects a wider contest for control of the West Bank — and in particular, the Jordan Valley, which Palestinians consider the breadbasket.
According to WRD sources, officials feel that the current storage level may not be enough to release water into LBP canal scheduled on August 15.
According to the RDPR Department, there is rain deficit in parts of Karnataka and there are signs of drinking water problem in many taluks.
Somnath Bharti, Vice Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board told this newspaper that the resuming operations of Okhla WTP would reinstate 24 MGD of water supply to the city.
The tribals living in the regions where water is supplied through tributaries of River Godavari are still devoid of the minimum water required for basic necessities.
Raising the issue during the zero hour, Afzalpur MLA Allamaprabhu Patil (Congress) said that the Bhima river has dried up.
Though IMD has forecast good rainfall for July, especially from July 3-7, officials in the water resources department and KSDMC say it will not address the drinking water situation completely.
Anjana Patra, a villager, said due to low voltage, drinking water is not reaching Nachipur through pipes. Womenfolk are forced to trek two km to fetch water.
Meanwhile, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Minister Priyank Kharge reviewed the prevailing situation with officials.
The delay in arrival of southwest monsoon in the catchment areas of Kodagu could trigger a major water crisis in southern parts of the state.
Ironically, the village has many open wells and tube wells but the water is salty and used only for washing purpose.
Sources said with investment of Rs 46.12 crore in recent years, Sundargarh town has augmented water filtration capacity and distribution networks.
Kejriwal said the DJB's water supply capacity has increased from 850 MGD in 2015 to 1,000 MGD now and that he has set an ambitious target to further enhance it.
Speaking to TNIE, a TWAD board official from the Siruvani division said with the dead storage level marked at 863.4 metres, the water level currently stands at 864.2 metres.